2022 JRS/USA Advocacy Day

05 April 2022 at 10:00am

This event has passed. Thank you to all 2022 participants, please stay up to date with JRS/USA advocacy efforts by visiting the page below.


Advocate With JRS


JRS/USA invites you to join us for our annual Advocacy Day on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. This virtual event will provide you with the opportunity to learn about issues facing refugees and to encourage members of Congress to take action on their behalf.

Amid protracted and emerging humanitarian crises and unprecedented levels of forced displacement, speaking out on behalf of refugees is more important than ever. During JRS/USA’s Advocacy Day we will encourage policymakers to provide critical humanitarian assistance to refugees overseas and welcome refugees and asylum seekers within our own borders.

JRS/USA will schedule virtual meetings with your members of Congress, prepare materials on policy issues to be discussed, and host a webinar a week before Advocacy Day to review the issues in detail, discuss logistics, and answer any questions.

Registration is now CLOSED. We thank you for your interest and encourage you to explore more ways to take action with JRS/USA here


Here is a timeline to help you prepare:

Friday, March 18 – Deadline to RSVP. We will use your home address to determine your Congressional delegation, place you in groups, and schedule your meetings.

Tuesday, March 29 – Talking points and Congressional bios will be shared with participants and JRS/USA will host a training webinar for participants to review all materials.

Monday, April 4 – Final meeting schedules will be shared with participants.

Tuesday, April 5 – On Advocacy Day, you can anticipate having approximately 3-5 virtual meetings with Congressional offices throughout the day, between the hours of 10am-5pm ET.


 If you have any questions, please contact Giulia McPherson at giulia.mcpherson@jrsusa.org or 202-629-5942.

Want to know more? Read about JRS’s 2021 Advocacy Day.